A new law passed by the Kansas Legislature this year prohibits voters from changing party affiliation between the deadline to file for a primary and the date of the primary. However, the law isn’t effective until July 1, so voters can change their party affiliation for the remainder of June.
After the law goes into effect, registered voters affiliated with a party may not change their affiliation between noon June 1 and the end of August. Anyone who files paperwork to change parties during that period will be asked to re-file after Sept. 1.
A voter also may not change from affiliated to independent during that period. However, an independent voter may choose to affiliate with a party at the primary poll site.